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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Ranked #14 of 41 Attractions in Isle of Skye
Type: History Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It does a nice job of showing what crofting life was like in the early days. Reproductions of the granite-walled, thatched homes which were shared by both people and cows.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice little museum consisting of a few crofter houses with nice exhibitions and comprehensive information.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was the most fascinating experience I had it , during my visit to this museum. On one side the mystery and tranquillity of the sea , on another side the intelligence of human minds who knew to survive the elements in a simple and harmonious way. I will take my sons to visit it as soon as possible. It... More

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Gives a real feel for island life back down the years intertwined with local history. Well laid out in old island cottages with a wealth of information to enrich any visit to this wonderful island.

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is ok and worth the £5.00 entrance fee, but I feel much more could be made of this place by giving a better feel of how things were in the past on Skye. Some farm machinery scattered about and some internal displays which you cannot take photographs of. Small gift shop which we bought some items from but doesnt... More

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This outdoor museum is packed with interesting information in 6-8 small croft houses to explore. Unique and fascinating.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lovely location with very interesting information about Scotland's past. Gift shop is very reasonably priced. Not much for children but wonderful for adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised to see so many exhibits there. It shows you the way people lived just a couple of years ago. The houses themselves are a rarity in the island as we'll so I really recommend this place to people who are interested in history.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This collection of old black houses with thatched roofs contains displays of artefacts from the early 20thcentury. They show the simplicity and also challenges that the island people had to face.The little shop is very good value with many items being considerably less than in other shops on the island.

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Lewes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We came across this by accident later in the day and really wished we had longer to visit, such a small museum but completely crammed with a vast range of interesting information wherever your interests lie: geology, social history, farming, education, transport, tourism, etc. quite emotive to read about the last people to live there not so long ago and... More

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